Premium Hardwood Core

Layers of strength.

It takes five plys of true hardwood veneer to create a flooring surface this strong, this beautiful, this eco-efficient. Enhanced textures add a unique look across every plank, while a super-strong, aluminum oxide finish and ten-year finish warranty ensure durability that lasts and lasts. It's strength in layers.

Performance

Shaw Contract Group hardwood combines the performance necessary for today's commercial environments with the design leadership expected from the leading commercial flooring brand. Our 1/2" products and some 3/8" products feature premium hardwood veneers throughout, and an enhanced aluminum oxide finish for superior wear resistance. This construction, coupled with hand crafted design, means you no longer have to sacrifice aesthetics for performance.

Enhanced Exterior Finish
All flooring is finished with commercial grade aluminum oxide—second in strength only to diamonds—for superior wear and scratch resistance. This commercial finish gives Shaw Contract Group hardwood superior prevention to scuffs – up to 6 times better than other brands. We offer one of the best commercial hardwood guarantees around. Each plank is backed by a 10-year finish warranty10-year finish warranty and a lifetime structural warranty.

Premium Hardwood Core
The strength of the core has a great impact on performance. Shaw’s 5-ply Premium Hardwood Core is constructed of three true premium veneer layers, none softer than oak, which prevent warping while maximizing hardness and dent resistance. By using harder wood species to make up the core, our products are stronger and more dent resistant, giving any environment a better performing product. Each ply within the core is even in thickness for maximum stability and strength.

Environmental Attributes

Shaw Industries is the only hardwood manufacturer to offer Cradle to Cradle Certified products. Cradle to Cradle is an independent, multi-attribute product certification to tangibly and credibly assess product design that addresses safe and healthy materials; material reutilization and recycling; energy and water efficiency; and strategies for social responsibility. Cradle to Cradle Certified products contribute toward an Innovation in Design (ID 1.1) credit through the LEED rating system.

Shaw Contract Group's line of premium commercial hardwoods includes a collection of FSC certified materials. This stringent chain of custody traces the floor back through every step of manufacturing, to harvest from a sustainable source where every process has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Due to limited availability of FSC certified raw materials, not all Shaw products are made in FSC material standard, but now five products are offered running line in this exceptionally sustainable construction.

  • Modern Hickory (3 Colors)
  • Hand Scraped Hickory (Chestnut)
  • 5" Maple Natural

Shaw is a vertically integrated manufacturer that controls every aspect of the production process – from manufacturing to shipping. This allows us to ensure that each piece of hardwood meets our highest quality standards. Each of Shaw's log and veneer suppliers adhere to best management practices for forestry, which take into account geography, the people, and animal habitats, among other issues.

Shaw supports forest sustainability practices and purchases wood only from managed forests. Our products are Lacey Act compliant and a part of the NWFA's Responsible Procurement Program or RPP. The Lacey Act is stringent legislation designed to protect the harvest and importation of endangered plant species.

Product Certifications

  • Five products are now offered FSC certified. Forest Stewardship Council certified material contributes to USGBC's LEED through the MR 7 certified wood credit.
  • Shaw Industries manufactures the only Cradle to Cradle Certified hardwood products available today. Cradle to Cradle is an independent, multi-attribute product certification to tangibly and credibly assess product design that addresses safe and healthy materials; material reutilization and recycling; energy and water efficiency; and strategies for social responsibility.
  • GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification evaluates products for low chemical and particle emissions. Developed especially for the educational classroom environment, GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification is a stringent product evaluation for low volatile organic compounds.
  • CARB compliant – California Air and Resources Board has enacted stringent requirements for selling products in the state related to VOCs and off-gassing.